Top 5 Things To Do In Menorca With Kids

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Marie from Tummy 2 Mummy  Marie writes about honest mothering, lifestyle and family travel.

Menorca is a great choice when travelling with families - short flight times, a great selection of food and lots of entertainment for young children. Everyone we met was so friendly – and their English was a thousand times better than my limited Spanish. I wanted to put together a list of places to visit, especially with children.

Son Bou Beach 

One of the reasons I chose to stay in Son Bou was the fantastic things I had heard about the beach there. It didn’t disappoint - It really is a lovely relaxing beach. It’s much quieter than some of the busier beaches in Menorca and the turquoise sea is crystal clear. There are ramps leading all the way down to the beach which makes it really accessible. The sand is white and the water is crystal clear. There are some family friendly bars and restaurants if you want a break from the scorching sunshine, not to mention the quarry next to the beach with a lake and hundreds of ducks – yes ducks! I’m so glad I followed the recommendations I did, as I really enjoyed it.

Menorca Zoo

The only zoo in Menorca where you can find a wide range of native species from the island and exotic animals all over the world. They are committed to different environmental conservation and enrichment programmes in order to guarantee a better quality of life for the animals. The animals that live there have been saved from European rescue centres. This is a great day out with family and the facilities have been built and improved day after day in order to bring you as close as possible to the animals without interfering with their lifestyle and keeping their habitats as natural as possible. You can go into the lemurs' forest (and shade from the sunshine). You can also feed the goats and wander through the kangaroos. There’s also a picnic area and a playground, which is great when travelling with children. It also makes a nice change if you have spent lots of time around the pool or on the beach.

Mahon Port 

Mahon is the capital city of Menorca, and the Port is where all the boats come in and out of. Visually it is stunning – The pictures almost don’t do it justice as it’s so scenic. With the huge houses in the hills and the beautiful boats glistening on the water, it really is a must see. A short (but fairly steep) walk up the hill took us to the old town. This was full of quaint streets, museums, dainty shops and lots of little restaurants. Jasmine decided to take a sleep during this point so we had some food and wine in the square. We took a stroll around the market and she woke up right by the play park.

Jeep Safari Menorca

If you think that Menorca is just a small island in the Mediterranean with astonishing beaches, surrounded by breath-taking transparent blue sea you will be impressed by this excursion. An experienced guide will take you to some of the most stunning and exclusive locations via private rural tracks. You will be able to enjoy so outstanding scenery and learn about the history and culture of the island. You will have the chance to pet Menorcan horses and enjoy the landscapes. You spend the day travelling on board a 4x4 vehicle which will take you on a trip to discover some of Menorca's hidden treasures. This is best for older children/teenagers.

Fort Malborough 

The fort stands on the southern side of the entrance to Maó harbour, in the cove Cala de Sant Esteve, and was built by the British between 1720 and 1726. It owes its name to Sir John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, the most prominent British General of the time. Together with Sant Felip Castle and the Stuart Tower, or En Penjat Tower, its role was to protect the entrance to the port of Maó. In 1782 the fort was partially destroyed by the Spanish and had to be rebuilt, with a few modifications, during the last period of British rule (1798-1802). This is steeped in history and has an area to wander around. You can explore here in all weathers due to all the buildings if you need to shelter from the sun (or rain). It's definitely a hidden gem.

So as you can see there are lots of things to do in Menorca for families. Let me know - have you been to Menorca?

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